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31 Mar '17

Video - How To Sew A French Seam

Posted by Kim Jackson in Sewing Tip
The French Seam is a professional seam finish that encloses the raw edges into the seam of the garment.  It’s often used on delicate fabrics such as silk, chiffon, georgette, and organza. It can also be used in a variety of DIY sewing & craft projects, giving you a nice clean finish without having to use a serger. At the end of the  video tutorial I will provide the measurements for sewing a French seam on different seam allowances. So grab a pen to take notes & let’s get started!

How To Sew A French Seam In Five Simple Steps

  1. With the wrong sides together, pin the fabric to hold in place.
  2. Sew 3/8” from the raw edge. Trim seam allowance close to stitching at 1/8″. Fold along the stitching with the right sides together Press one side of the seam allowance, then press the other side to ensure the pressed seam is flat.
  3. With right sides together, pin the fabric to hold in place.
  4. Sew 1/4″ away from the folded edge, encasing your previous trimmed seam.
  5. Press one side, and then press the other side to ensure the final finished seam is flat.

                         For 5/8” Seam Allowance: Stitch 1st seam at 3/8” inch

                                                                      Stitch 2nd seam at 1/4” inch

                         For 1/2” Seam Allowance: Stitch 1st seam at 1/4” inch

                                                                      Stitch 2nd seam at 1/4” inch

                         For 1/4” Seam Allowance: Stitch 1st seam at 1/8” inch

                                                                      Stitch 2nd seam at 1/8” inch

Voilà, you have mastered the French Seam.  What type of finishing seam is your favorite, leave your comment below.  Thank you for watching!

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2 Comments

Great tutorial. Thanks for the info and the measurements for different seams. This will definitely come in handy!

Posted by Laura on May 02, 2017

I looove this! Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Carol on April 24, 2017

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